Tuesday, March 11, 2008

[Guinean sports] Guinea's top club excluded from soccer league

The Conakry soccer club AS Kaloum (ASK) has been kicked out of this year's Guinean first division over a dispute with the country's soccer federation Féguifoot.

Guinéenews reports that ASK signed a sponsoring deal with the mobile telephone company Areeba without informing the federation. Féguifoot has an exclusive contract with a rival mobile company Orange.

Kaloum tried to play its opening match against a club from Boké but were not allowed to wear their jerseys with the Areeba logo on it. The club refused to play the match.

The second most successful club in Guinean history, ASK has won 12 championships and 6 Guinean Cups, including last year's edition of both.

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